Silk Road

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Silk Road

  1. 1. The SMOOTHEST power point yet
  2. 2. Silk <ul><li>Silk is one of the softest fabrics in the world </li></ul><ul><li>It became a symbol of $$ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current symbols of wealth? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Silk is made by worms’ cocoons
  4. 6. The Silk Road Metals Gems Silk Spices
  5. 7. Was it safe or dangerous?
  6. 8. The Silk Road <ul><li>Dangerous road to travel </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive goods exchanged on the Silk Road </li></ul><ul><li>Why economic consideration is implied in the statement that only luxury goods were traded because of the dangers and expense involved? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The potential to make so much profit justified the risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is partly why people sell drugs illegally </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Trade <ul><li>Was it just gems, metals, silk, and spices traded? </li></ul><ul><li>During trade cultures exchange ideals, culture and many other things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is an example from today between the U.S. and another country? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. What is another effect of trade? <ul><li>There weren’t any large scale wars between the Chinese and Persian empires </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
  9. 11. Trade = Peace <ul><li>You don’t fight someone who you need </li></ul>

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